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Why aquiring a username is so hard on youtube for new channels 2015

Discussion in 'Video Production' started by colorfull, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. colorfull

    colorfull Newbie

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    2015 I created a new channel on youtube and I just cant get a username for it,or personalized url,are there requirenments now a day please explain,why username cant be obtained automatically
     
  2. EdgeMalone

    EdgeMalone Registered Member

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    Because the competition is much richer. Look how many Channels are out there going un-used, or people who have a Youtube account to favourite things but never make anything themselves, why should they get the great URLs?

    There were two requirements, one was having your account longer than six months but I forget the other. Go check their Help Forum, but they're not hard qualifications man.
     
  3. colorfull

    colorfull Newbie

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    You come with 2 requirenments but only have 1 and on the end dont tell me how to get a username with a new channel
     
  4. nanavlad

    nanavlad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    [h=3]Instead of complaining about not getting enough help
    You could just have googled it yourself.

    Eligibility requirements[/h]To get a custom URL for your channel, your account needs to be in good standing and meet a few other requirements:

    • 500 or more subscribers
    • Channels is at least 30 days old
    • Channel has uploaded a photo for the channel icon
    • Channel has uploaded channel art
    You can also qualify for a custom URL by linking and verifying your official webpage with your channel or +Page.
    [h=3]Get a Custom URL for your channel[/h]Once you've qualified for a custom URL, you'll see a notice in your advanced account settings, you'll receive an email notification, and you may see a notification in your Creator Studio dashboard.
    To get your custom URL:

    1. Sign in to YouTube and navigate to your advanced account settings.
    2. In the Channel settings area, look for the notice to claim your custom URL and click the included link.
    3. You'll be redirected to claim a custom URL.
    4. You'll see the custom URL(s) you've been approved for. These cannot be changed. You may also need to add a few letters or numbers to make the URL unique to you.
    5. Click the box next to "I agree to the Terms of Service" then click Change URL in the bottom left corner.
    6. This URL will be linked to both your YouTube channel and your Google+ identity. Once your URL has been approved, you cannot request to change it. When you're certain, click Confirm choice.
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  5. EdgeMalone

    EdgeMalone Registered Member

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    Dude you want a username so people can find you, right? Well there are ways around it.

    You could also buy a domain, but back in like 07 I was friends with a Free-runner who started a team and then two months later, found two more teams with the same name, so in all his video descriptions we included some random hashtag you wouldn't find anywhere else, something like #DollyPartonCantBackflip. Then, he went to vistaprint, got 250 cards with "Search google for #DollyPartonCantBackflip" and he's done.

    That said, the options nanavlad gave you aren't impossible, I'm just providing options.
     
  6. spider7

    spider7 Regular Member

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    Thanks for the info.

    1. How do you get 500 subscribers from scratch ?

    ~T

     
  7. colorfull

    colorfull Newbie

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    NANAVLAD please dont face me that way men,its not my fault first that youtube plays making things rough,for this reason I had in mind that info you googled but still I thaught inside of me that there was other way for new channels in order to get a username but it was somehow a hided approach and thats what I thought this guy didnt explain to me.

    Everything is explained by youtube in a bitchi way ,the same way their programming rules,if you realize there is a spot near to where you got ur info that affirms that you are eligible to get a url if you verify a domain website,something that I did but is bullshit,nothing happens and talking back about domains like this guy just recommended yes we are glad we got a domain name that allows us to be recognized by people with or without cinics like youtube
     
  8. colorfull

    colorfull Newbie

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    I came with the idea that usernames still could get in instant way,but somehow info of how to do it was hided,sorry for uncomforting anyone